Commissioners OK Job and Family Services disciplinary action

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners on Thursday approved two resolutions and one request from Chris Shank, director of the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services.

One resolution brought from Shank to the commissioners’ office was a resolution for disciplinary action against David Dowler for violations of the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services policy manual. According to the resolution, a pre-disciplinary conference was scheduled and was waived by the employee after the department revealed alleged evidence that Dowler’s behavior warranted discipline. The resolution states that Shank wishes to suspend Dowler without pay for up to 10 consecutive work days.

The second resolution brought from Shank was the recommendation of Tonya Edwards for the position of Unit Support Worker II. No start date was listed for when Edwards would start. Lastly, Shank requested that the department be allowed to enter into an agreement with Hupp’s Landscaping for snow removal during the winter season. According to the request, Hupp’s Landscaping has provided this service for the department since 2005.

Another request came from Debora C. Kennedy, who is the treasurer for Chester-Shade Historical Association, who requested payment for the second quarter April to June 2015 in the amount of $1,000.

The minutes from the previous week were approved, along with bills totaling $306,726.97. County general bills totaled $35,780.85. An appropriation adjustment of $5,000 from salaries to inmate medical was approved, along with an appropriation of $10,000 into Clerk of Courts.

On Nov. 12, Sara Gore will present a Home Health Care Hospice Month Proclamation, and on Dec. 10 Bob Snavely will discuss the County Commissioners Association of Ohio energy program.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

By Lindsay Kriz